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How To Introduce Texture To Your Home

It’s the little things that make life perfect; it could be a gorgeous necklace to complete your outfit or a pinch of salt to enhance the flavour of your lemonade.

The same applies to interior design, where each detail contributes to setting up an atmosphere that reflects aspects of your personality and that fit your day-to-day requirements.

Adding texture to your space is one such minor yet significant aspect that has the capacity to take your decor from drab to fab. A home without texture is like a pizza without cheese — flat, boring, and bland.

In this article, we will list different ways that will help you to introduce texture to your space effortlessly and beautifully.

Introduce Texture To Your Home

Decorate With Plants

Plants have many health benefits, such as alleviating stress and uplifting moods. They are also a great way to add texture to your space.

Try varying the petal and leaf height, colour, and size and arrange them strategically to create balance.

Prickly pear, Chinese fan palm, cast iron plant, peace lily, and snake plant are a few cute and easy-to-maintain options.

If you want to go for something more unique, think of a vintage tray filled with seedpods or a sculptured vase filled with fluffy pampas grass.

Introduce Texture To Your Home

Hang Creative Wall Art Pieces

Your walls are an incredible blank canvas, posing a great opportunity to bring in texture.

Create a gallery wall with textured art pieces, like 3D wall art, streamlined pencil sketches, and graphic art. This will give your space a curated, dynamic, and layered appearance that will also look much more interesting than a single piece.

For your bedroom and hallways, contrasting an attractive macrame would be an effective idea for adding texture to a room.

Introduce Texture To Your Home

Toss In A Pillows & Throws

You’ve probably been layering pillows for years, but you might’ve not realised how true-blue of a design concept it can be when it comes to adding texture to your space.

From faux fur boucle floor cushions and satin boudoirs to vegan-leather lumbar pillows and velvet/silk Euro shams, there are infinite options for your bedroom.

For the living room, satin box cushions, burlap knife-edge cushions, and chenille waterfall cushions can do the job.

Similarly, cosy throws are not only the best bedding accessories for warmth and comfort but are also aesthetic pieces that can provide your room with much-needed texture.

They come in various styles, patterns, and materials (such as microfiber, cotton, bamboo, and linen), making it easy to pair them with any theme you select.

The best part is there are tons of alluring ways to arrange them — drape them on a couch or a basket, fold them over a stool, or spread them at the foot of your bed.

Introduce Texture To Your Home

Use Innovative Paint Techniques

There are so many different paint ideas you can apply to inject texture into your space. For example, you can paint the wall and dab it with a sponge to create an interesting pattern; use a comb for zigzag, swirls, and wavy lines on wet paint; grab a stencil roller to give your walls a new, textured look.

Alternatively, you can use techniques like rag rolling with a lace, linen, or burlap cloth. Smooshing can have a similar effect.

Place a plastic sheet over a fresh, wet glaze and remove it after rubbing or wrinkling it to create a striking marbled pattern.

If you don’t want to experiment with paint, you can use textured wallpaper, such as anaglypta, which can help add texture without much effort.

Invest In Textured Furniture

Furniture is a great way of incorporating texture into your home, particularly if chosen carefully with an eye for detail!

Leathered sofa sets for your lounge, upholstered beds for your master bedroom, rattan baskets for bathrooms, and synthetic fibres for kitchen island chairs are cool additions that can upgrade the space while layering in texture.

Other accent pieces like pouffes, velvet curtains, wool rugs, marble coffee tables, wicker or rattan chairs, etc., are wonderful picks, too.

Be brave! Don’t be afraid of mixing different materials (hard, soft, matte, shiny, etc.) — after all, that’s what texture is all about! For example, if you pair a glass coffee table with a leather sofa or a chrome-framed armchair with wool upholstery, you can make your space feel and look a lot more aesthetically stimulating and pleasing.

Introduce Texture To Your Home

Conclusion

Adding texture to your space is not rocket science. All it requires is a bit of an eye for it (which can be borrowed from magazines or the internet!) and attention to the small details.

From furniture to paint, wall art to decorative accessories, each element is an opportunity to inject texture and fully transform your interior in no time.

So, without further ado, pick your favourite ideas from the aforementioned list, customise them according to your taste and design style, and create the perfect ambience for your home!

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